Sunday 24th May
There are not enough superlatives to describe the Paul McCartney concert last night. Awesome. Stunning. Magnificent are just 3 words that come to mind.
I’ve been to many hundreds of concerts in my life but I think this might just have been the best. Yes. Better than Queen, The Stones, Genesis, Floyd, Zeppelin, Springsteen etc…
41 songs from across his illustrious career covering all stages of the Beatles, Wings and his solo stuff. A fantastic stage show, great lights and a fantastic band with McCartney skipping from bass to piano to electric guitar, acoustic guitar and ukelele looking like he was in his mid 30s rather than 72 !
He introduced most songs with a story or anecdote and communicated brilliantly with the audience that had obviously travelled to see him from around the globe.
Great songs just kept coming. Sometimes incredibly emotional as you realise just how important these songs are in everybodys lives.
The main set finished with Band of the Run, Back in the USSR, Let it Be, Live and Let Die with an awesome display of lasers and pyrotechnics and a huge` singalong to Hey Jude. That alone would have been a monumental finish to any concert but not for McCartney as we had two encores with 8 more songs including a very heavy Helter Skelter, the beautiful Yesterday. Cant Buy me Love and the last tracks from Abbey Road.
And along the way we had Eleanor Rigby, the Benefit of Mr Kite, Blackbird. Something and Here Today both wonderful emotional tributes to John Lennon and George Harrison, Eight Days a Week, Paperback Writer, Lady Madonna, Long and Winding Road, We can work it out, Maybe I’m Amazed and a bunch of his newer songs that were just as good…
This concert cost close to £140 but it was fantastic value for money in every way.
My two sons came with me and they both said it was the best concert they have ever been to.
Last night Paul McCartney showed that he is undoubtedly the greatest and most influential musician, songwriter and performer ever. I’m so glad that I got the chance to see him.
Set List here